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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931495/a-review-of-sarcopenia-enhancing-awareness-of-an-increasingly-prevalent-disease
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REVIEW
Eric Marty, Yi Liu, Andre Samuel, Omer Or, Joseph Lane
Sarcopenia is defined as an age associated decline in skeletal muscle mass. The pathophysiology of sarcopenia is multifactorial, with decreased caloric intake, muscle fiber denervation, intracellular oxidative stress, hormonal decline, and enhanced myostatin signaling all thought to contribute. Prevalence rates are as high as 29% and 33% in community dwelling and long-term care populations, respectively, with advanced age, low body mass index, and low physical activity as significant risk factors. Sarcopenia shares many characteristics with other disease states typically associated with risk of fall and fracture, including osteoporosis, frailty, and obesity...
September 17, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928419/the-histone-deacetylase-sirt6-blocks-myostatin-expression-and-development-of-muscle-atrophy
#2
Sadhana A Samant, Abhinav Kanwal, Vinodkumar B Pillai, Riyue Bao, Mahesh P Gupta
Muscle wasting, also known as cachexia, is associated with many chronic diseases, which worsens prognosis of primary illness leading to enhanced mortality. Molecular basis of this metabolic syndrome is not yet completely understood. SIRT6 is a chromatin-bound member of the sirtuin family, implicated in regulating many cellular processes, ranging from metabolism, DNA repair to aging. SIRT6 knockout (SIRT6-KO) mice display loss of muscle, fat and bone density, typical characteristics of cachexia. Here we report that SIRT6 depletion in cardiac as well as skeletal muscle cells promotes myostatin (Mstn) expression...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912572/follistatin-n-terminus-differentially-regulates-muscle-size-and-fat-in-vivo
#3
Hui Zheng, Chunping Qiao, Ruhang Tang, Jianbin Li, Karen Bulaklak, Zhenhua Huang, Chunxia Zhao, Yi Dai, Juan Li, Xiao Xiao
Delivery of follistatin (FST) represents a promising strategy for both muscular dystrophies and diabetes, as FST is a robust antagonist of myostatin and activin, which are critical regulators of skeletal muscle and adipose tissues. FST is a multi-domain protein, and deciphering the function of different domains will facilitate novel designs for FST-based therapy. Our study aims to investigate the role of the N-terminal domain (ND) of FST in regulating muscle and fat mass in vivo. Different FST constructs were created and packaged into the adeno-associated viral vector (AAV)...
September 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900124/using-crispr-cas9-mediated-gene-editing-to-further-explore-growth-and-trade-off-effects-in-myostatin-mutated-f4-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#4
Ying-Chun Yeh, Masato Kinoshita, Tze Hann Ng, Yu-Hsuan Chang, Shun Maekawa, Yi-An Chiang, Takashi Aoki, Han-Ching Wang
Myostatin (MSTN) suppresses skeletal muscle development and growth in mammals, but its role in fish is less well understood. Here we used CRISPR/Cas9 to mutate the MSTN gene in medaka (Oryzias latipes) and evaluate subsequent growth performance. We produced mutant F0 fish that carried different frameshifts in the OlMSTN coding sequence and confirmed the heritability of the mutant genotypes to the F1 generation. Two F1 fish with the same heterozygous frame-shifted genomic mutations (a 22 bp insertion in one allele; a 32 bp insertion in the other) were then crossbred to produce subsequent generations (F2~F5)...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888087/modulation-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-follistatin-signaling-and-white-adipose-browning-therapeutic-implications-for-obesity-related-disorders
#5
REVIEW
Shehla Pervin, Vineeta Singh, Alexandria Tucker, Javier Collazo, Rajan Singh
Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of diabetes, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and other related metabolic conditions. Obesity develops from perturbations in overall cellular bioenergetics when energy intake chronically exceeds total energy expenditure. Lifestyle interventions based on reducing total energy uptake and increasing activities including exercise have proved ineffective in the prevention and treatment of obesity because of poor adherence to such interventions for an extended period of time...
September 9, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883493/regulation-of-akt-mtor-ubiquitin-proteasome-and-autophagy-lysosome-pathways-in-locomotor-and-respiratory-muscles-during-experimental-sepsis-in-mice
#6
Jérome Morel, Jean-Charles Palao, Josiane Castells, Marine Desgeorges, Thierry Busso, Serge Molliex, Vanessa Jahnke, Peggy Del Carmine, Julien Gondin, David Arnould, Anne Cécile Durieux, Damien Freyssenet
Sepsis induced loss of muscle mass and function contributes to promote physical inactivity and disability in patients. In this experimental study, mice were sacrificed 1, 4, or 7 days after cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) or sham surgery. When compared with diaphragm, locomotor muscles were more prone to sepsis-induced muscle mass loss. This could be attributed to a greater activation of ubiquitin-proteasome system and an increased myostatin expression. Thus, this study strongly suggests that the contractile activity pattern of diaphragm muscle confers resistance to atrophy compared to the locomotor gastrocnemius muscle...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881472/safety-tolerability-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-domagrozumab-pf-06252616-an-antimyostatin-monoclonal-antibody-in-healthy-subjects
#7
Indranil Bhattacharya, Sylvester Pawlak, Shannon Marraffino, Jared Christensen, Sarah P Sherlock, Christine Alvey, Carl Morris, Steven Arkin, Michael Binks
Safety, tolerability, anabolic effects, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of single ascending and multiple doses of domagrozumab, an antimyostatin monoclonal antibody, were assessed following intravenous (IV) and subcutaneous (SC) administration in healthy subjects. A range of single ascending dose levels between 1 and 40 mg/kg IV and multiple doses (3 doses) of 10 mg/kg IV were tested (n = 8 per cohort). Additionally, a 3 mg/kg SC (n = 8) cohort also received domagrozumab. Magnetic resonance imaging and whole-body dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry imaging were conducted to investigate the anabolic effects of domagrozumab...
September 7, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870245/mice-overexpressing-growth-hormone-exhibit-increased-skeletal-muscle-myostatin-and-murf1-with-attenuation-of-muscle-mass
#8
Leslie A Consitt, Alicson Saneda, Gunjan Saxena, Edward O List, John J Kopchick
BACKGROUND: In contrast to the acute effects of growth hormone (GH) on skeletal muscle protein synthesis, long-term GH treatment appears to have negligible effects on muscle mass. Despite this knowledge, little is known regarding the chronic effects of GH on skeletal muscle protein synthesis and atrophy signaling pathways. The purpose of this study was to determine if protein synthesis pathways are attenuated and/or muscle atrophy intracellular signaling pathways are altered in the skeletal muscle of transgenic bovine GH (bGH) mice...
September 4, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869034/plasticity-and-function-of-human-skeletal-muscle-in-relation-to-disuse-and-rehabilitation-influence-of-ageing-and-surgery
#9
Charlotte Suetta
In order to study the influence of disuse and aging on skeletal muscle homeostasis, different human models were employed. Effects of chronic disuse were investigated in elderly patients suffering from uni-lateral hip-osteoarthritis, whereas the effect of short-term disuse (4 and 14 days of unilateral lower limb immobilisation) was assessed in healthy young and old individuals. In summary, chronic muscle disuse in the elderly was associated with marked quantitative as well as qualitative neuromuscular impairments...
August 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861930/electrical-pulse-stimulation-an-in-vitro-exercise-model-for-the-induction-of-human-skeletal-muscle-cell-hypertrophy-a-proof-of-concept-study
#10
Janelle Tarum, Mattias Folkesson, Philip J Atherton, Fawzi Kadi
Electrical Pulse Stimulation (EPS) of muscle cells has previously been used as an in vitro exercise model. The present study aims to establish an EPS protocol promoting the hypertrophy of human muscle cells, which represents a major physiological endpoint to resistance exercise in humans. We hypothesized that adding a resting period after EPS would be critical for the occurrence of the morphological change. Myoblasts obtained from human muscle biopsies (n = 5) were differentiated into multinucleated myotubes and exposed to 8 h EPS consisting of 2 ms pulses at 12 V with a frequency of 1 Hz...
August 31, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861647/fiber-type-distribution-and-expression-of-myosin-heavy-chain-isoforms-in-newborn-heterozygous-myostatin-knockout-pigs
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Xiao-Xu Xing, Mei-Fu Xuan, Long Jin, Qing Guo, Zhao-Bo Luo, Jun-Xia Wang, Qi-Rong Luo, Guang-Lei Zhang, Cheng-Du Cui, Zheng-Yun Cui, Jin-Dan Kang, Xi-Jun Yin
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of heterozygous myostatin-knockout (MSNT(+/-)) on muscle characteristics, specifically fiber-type distribution and expression of myosin heavy chain isoforms in pigs. RESULTS: The fiber cross-sectional area of the semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles were much larger in MSTN(+/-) pigs at birth than in wild-type (WT) pigs. MSTN(+/-) pigs had a higher proportion of fast-type fibers and lower succinate dehydrogenase activity in muscles than WT pigs...
August 31, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854747/in-ovo-feeding-of-creatine-pyruvate-alters-energy-reserves-satellite-cell-mitotic-activity-and-myogenic-gene-expression-of-breast-muscle-in-embryos-and-neonatal-broilers
#12
M M Zhao, T Gao, L Zhang, J L Li, P A Lv, L L Yu, F Gao, G H Zhou
We investigated the effects of in ovo feeding (IOF) of creatine pyruvate (CrPyr) on energy reserves, satellite cell mitotic activity (SCMA) and myogenic gene expression in breast muscle of embryos and neonatal broilers. A total of 960 eggs were randomly allocated into three treatments: 1) non-injected control group, 2) saline group injected with 0.6 mL of physiological saline (0.75%), and 3) CrPyr group injected with 0.6 mL of physiological saline (0.75%) containing 12 mg CrPyr/egg at 17.5 d of incubation...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852138/inhibition-of-gdf8-myostatin-accelerates-bone-regeneration-in-diabetes-mellitus-type-2
#13
Christoph Wallner, Henriette Jaurich, Johannes Maximilian Wagner, Mustafa Becerikli, Kamran Harati, Mehran Dadras, Marcus Lehnhardt, Björn Behr
Metabolic diseases like diabetes mellitus cause bone healing deficiencies. We found significant impairment of bone regeneration, osteogenic differentiation and proliferation in diabetic bone. Moreover recent studies suggest a highly underestimated importance of GDF8 (Myostatin) in bone metabolism. Our goal was to analyze the role of GDF8 as a regulator of osteogenic differentiation, proliferation and bone regeneration. We used a murine tibial defect model in diabetic (Lepr(db-/-)) mice. Myostatin-Inhibitor Follistatin was administered in tibial bony defects of diabetic mice...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837401/complex-roles-of-myoglianin-in-regulating-adult-performance-and-lifespan
#14
Hrvoje Augustin, Jennifer Adcott, Christopher J H Elliott, Linda Partridge
Myoglianin, the Drosophila homolog of the secreted vertebrate proteins Myostatin and GDF-11, is an important regulator of neuronal modeling, and synapse function and morphology. While Myoglianin suppression during development elicits positive effects on the neuromuscular system, genetic manipulations of myoglianin expression levels have a varied effect on the outcome of performance tests in aging flies. Specifically, Myoglianin preserves jumping ability, has no effect on negative geotaxis, and negatively regulates flight performance in aging flies...
August 24, 2017: Fly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832349/inclusion-body-myositis-advancements-in-diagnosis-pathomechanisms-and-treatment
#15
Karsten Schmidt, Jens Schmidt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review new advances in inclusion body myositis (IBM) and discuss them in light of current knowledge on diagnosis, pathomechanisms, and treatment perspectives. RECENT FINDINGS: IBM is a treatment refractory inflammatory myopathy in middle-aged patients that leads to a slow, relentlessly progressive muscle weakness, and atrophy. Recent data collections suggest that mortality in IBM patients is somewhat elevated compared with the general population...
August 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821305/establishment-of-a-decaplex-pcr-capillary-gel-electrophoresis-method-for-the-simultaneous-detection-of-six-kinds-of-genetically-modified-animals
#16
Xiaofei Liu, Songyin Qiu, Xiaolin Li, Dandan Liu, Hongli Jing, Qin Wang, Xiangmei Lin, Dengke Pan, Ningning Shi
This study aimed to establish an event-specific multiplex PCR system using microsatellite markers and fluorescently labeled primers to detect six different genetically modified (GM) animal lines, including human lactoferrin GM cattle, human lysozyme GM cattle, human α-lactalbumin GM cattle, myostatin knockout pigs, phytase GM pigs, and ω-3 fatty acid desaturase gene GM pigs. Four different microsatellite loci for species identification, along with six GM animal-specific fragments, were selected as targets for primer design...
August 18, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819168/resistance-training-regulates-gene-expression-of-molecules-associated-with-intramyocellular-lipids-glucose-signaling-and-fiber-size-in-old-rats
#17
Manoel Benício Teixeira Ribeiro, Vinicius Guzzoni, Jeffrey M Hord, Gisele Nunes Lopes, Rita de Cássia Marqueti, Rosângela Vieira de Andrade, Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araujo, João Luiz Q Durigan
Sarcopenia is a complex multifactorial process, some of which involves fat infiltration. Intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) accumulation is postulated to play a role on sarcopenia during aging, which is believed to be due alterations in glucose homeostasis in the skeletal muscle. Sarcopenia, along with intramuscular lipids, is associated with physical inactivity. Resistance training (RT) has been indicated to minimize the age-induced muscle skeletal adaptations. Thus, we aimed to investigate the effects of RT on mRNA levels of regulatory components related to intramyocellular lipid, glucose metabolism and fiber size in soleus and gastrocnemius muscles of aged rats...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813700/regenerative-medicine-approaches-for-age-related-muscle-loss-and-sarcopenia-a-mini-review
#18
Juan Diego Naranjo, Jenna L Dziki, Stephen F Badylak
Sarcopenia is a complex and multifactorial disease that includes a decrease in the number, structure and physiology of muscle fibers, and age-related muscle mass loss, and is associated with loss of strength, increased frailty, and increased risk for fractures and falls. Treatment options are suboptimal and consist of exercise and nutrition as the cornerstone of therapy. Current treatment principles involve identification and modification of risk factors to prevent the disease, but these efforts are of limited value to the elderly individuals currently affected by sarcopenia...
August 17, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811636/mussel-inspired-polynorepinephrine-functionalized-electrospun-polycaprolactone-microfibers-for-muscle-regeneration
#19
Ying Liu, Guoqiang Zhou, Zhu Liu, Mengyu Guo, Xiumei Jiang, Mehmet Berat Taskin, Zhongyang Zhang, Jing Liu, Jinglong Tang, Ru Bai, Flemming Besenbacher, Menglin Chen, Chunying Chen
Electrospun scaffolds with excellent mechanical properties, high specific surface area and a commendable porous network are widely used in tissue engineering. Improving the hydrophilicity and cell adhesion of hydrophobic substrates is the key point to enhance the effectiveness of electrospun scaffolds. In this study, polycaprolactone (PCL) fibrous membranes with appropriate diameter were selected and coated by mussel-inspired poly norepinephrine (pNE). And norepinephrine is a catecholamine functioning as a hormone and neurotransmitter in the human brain...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810121/comparative-proteomic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-follistatin-induced-skeletal-muscle-hypertrophy
#20
Caroline Barbé, Fabrice Bray, Marine Gueugneau, Stéphanie Devassine, Pascale Lause, Caroline Tokarski, Christian Rolando, Jean-Paul Thissen
Skeletal muscle, the most abundant body's tissue, plays vital roles in locomotion and metabolism. Myostatin is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle mass. In addition to increase muscle mass, Myostatin inhibition impacts on muscle contractility and energy metabolism. To decipher the mechanisms of action of the Myostatin inhibitors, we used proteomic and transcriptomic approaches to investigate the changes induced in skeletal muscles of transgenic mice overexpressing Follistatin, a physiological Myostatin inhibitor...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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